Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The federal government has declared Friday, December 25, Monday, December 28, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021, public holidays to celebrate Christmas, Boxing Day and the New Year.
Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola announced this on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore on Wednesday.
It was entitled: ‘FG proclaims December 25, 28, 2020; January 1, 2021. public holidays. ‘
The Minister congratulated Christians and all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, on this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Aregbesola called on Christians to adopt Christ’s belief in faith, hope, and love.
“We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace, and righteousness that the birth and ministry of Jesus Christ signified; it will be the best way to get to know Christ and celebrate his birth, ”he said.
Aregbesola specifically advised Nigerians and Christians to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, as prescribed by the competent authorities, during and after yuletida, especially with the second wave of disease outbreaks.
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